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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-063-c.pdf)

� This evening Dolan & I took barge & rowed out to Execution Light- No one there- Prety soon Keeper returns from fishing- I present him with some copies of Tribune & Herald that I brought along with two book- Showed us the lamp & the house- Brought $1.00 worth of fish $ bade him good bye- Said he was "very lonesome & liked company."

Just as we pushed off he

wanted me to send over to New Rochelle to "John O'dell to tell his brother that Burtis's Light Keeper at Execution

Description: Shannon enlisted in Company “H” of the 5th Maine Regiment , Volunteer Infantry. He was made an aide-de-camp for General Slocum in March 1862 and was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville in May 1863. Shannon spent 18 days in Libby Prison in Richmond and recorded his diary entries on blank leaves of a book.
This digital diary is shared by Maine State Archives and Colby College; original housed at Colby.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1863-1865

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